The fall detector is worn on a cord around your neck or wrist and automatically trigger an alert to our monitoring centre if they detect you’ve fallen over.
Lightweight and discreet with a range of wearing options and adjustable sensitivity, the fall detector provides constant care automatically for you or a loved one. The fall detector is ideal for:
- Older or disabled people who are becoming less stable
- Individuals discharged from hospital and require additional support
- People living alone
- People with medical conditions such as epilepsy or diabetes
How does it work?
There is a range of fall detectors depending on the individual’s needs but they are all small and lightweight and will automatically alert the contact centre if a fall is detected. The user does not have to worry about pressing a pendant.
Why is it needed?
Falls are the largest cause of hospital admissions for older people, and significantly impact on long term outcomes such as being able to return home. Hip fractures, the most common serious injury resulting from a fall, affect 75,000 people each year in the UK and one in twelve of people affected die within a month. (Source: Later Life in the United Kingdom, August 2016)
What is telecare?
Telecare helps to manage risk and support independence by means of unobtrusive wireless sensors placed around the home which detect possible problems such as smoke, gas, flood or a person falling.